New Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad waves after his meeting with the Sultan of Brunei Hassanal Bolkiah. Photo: AP

Malaysia’s Chinese projects: Mahathir to respect all agreements

New prime minister’s announcement comes amid fears he could diverge from the dovish approach to Beijing taken by his defeated predecessor Najib Razak

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New Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad waves after his meeting with the Sultan of Brunei Hassanal Bolkiah. Photo: AP
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Bhavan Jaipragas

Bhavan Jaipragas

Bhavan is Asia Correspondent for the SCMP, covering breaking news, politics, diplomacy, trade and Southeast Asian macroeconomic trends. His work for the Post's Asia desk also focuses on the region's multifaceted interactions with the United States and China. A Singapore native, Bhavan previously worked for Agence France-Presse.